https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Index ${session.getAttribute("locale")} 5 Court outcomes for clients referred to a community mental health court liaison service https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:8054 Sat 24 Mar 2018 08:35:04 AEDT ]]> Physician-assisted dying and psychiatry: recent developments in the Netherlands https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:28792 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:38:22 AEDT ]]> Implications for therapeutic judging (TJ) of a psychoanalytical approach to the judicial role - reflections on Robert Burt's contribution https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:25473 Sat 24 Mar 2018 07:31:56 AEDT ]]> Ethical and legal aspects of research involving older people with cognitive impairment: a survey of dementia researchers in Australia https://nova.newcastle.edu.au/vital/access/ /manager/Repository/uon:38688 n = 70). Data were collected via an online survey from November 2017 to January 2018. Most respondents (97%) agreed with the importance of including people at all stages of dementia in research, yet around three-quarters of respondents perceived ethical and legal rules and processes as unduly restrictive or time-consuming. Researchers reported variable practices in assessing prospective participants' capacity to consent to their studies. Various tools are used for this purpose, ranging from tools designed for research (eg, MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool for Clinical Research) to more general cognitive function screens (eg, Mini Mental State Exam). Few respondents (14%) routinely exclude people from studies who are unable to give their own consent, but instead seek permission from proxy decision-makers, such as legally appointed guardians or family carers. Respondents reported positive and negative outcomes of ethics review processes. Positive outcomes included strengthening the protections for participants with cognitive impairment while negative outcomes included delays and inconsistent decisions from different ethics committees. The findings suggest a need for improved strategies in the research context to assess and enhance the decision-making capacity of people with dementia to support appropriate opportunities for inclusion. Education for ethics committees, proxy decision-makers and other gatekeepers is also needed to reduce barriers to participation in research.]]> Fri 22 Apr 2022 15:34:36 AEST ]]>